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Cover for The handbook of microbial metabolism of amino acids.

This handbook explores the most recent advances in knowledge regarding amino acid metabolism in different microbial organisms, including bacteria, yeasts, fungi, protozoa and nematodes, with emphasis on the similarities and differences in the way these organisms handle amino acids. Inclusive of 9...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book
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Cover for Glutamate decarboxylase in bacteria.

γ-Aminobutyrate (GABA) is a non-proteinaceous amino acid which plays different roles in the living systems. GABA is biochemically produced by the irreversible α-decarboxylation of L-glutamate catalysed by glutamate decarboxylase (Gad), a widespread enzyme distributed among eukaryotes and...

Author(s)
Giovannercole, F.; Pennacchietti, E.; Biase, D. de
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Recent advances underpinning innovative strategies for the future.

It is instructive to evaluate recent evidence as presented in the preceding chapters of this volume. It is immediately clear that significant advances have been reported on the mainstream biochemistry of all the major families of amino acids in a diverse range of microorganisms. Emerging...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Phytotoxins.

Evidence of the existence of a wide range of secondary compounds and proteins in plants with pharmacological activity or with the potential to cause adverse effects in other living organisms is now firmly embedded in the scientific literature. The term 'phytotoxins' is conventionally used to...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Mycotoxins.

Mycotoxins induce adverse effects in humans and other vertebrate animals. Their production is determined by ecological and environmental factors (temperature, humidity and substrate water activity). The preponderance of specialized fungi in particular niches determines the type and range of...

Author(s)
D'Mello, J. P. F.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394675)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Lysine biosynthesis in microorganisms.

Lysine is an essential amino acid that is synthesized in plants and microorganisms via two metabolic routes which evolved independently. Fungi and some archaeal species employ the intermediate α-aminoadipate to anabolize lysine. Bacteria and photosynthetic cohorts, in contrast, employ the...

Author(s)
Hudson, A. O.; Savka, M. A.; Pearce, F. G.; Dobson, R. C. J.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insights on <i xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">O</i>-acetylserine sulfhydrylase structure, function and biopharmaceutical applications.

Bacteria assimilate sulfur via a reductive pathway that leads to L-cysteine synthesis. The last step is catalysed by the pyridoxal 5′-phosphate dependent enzyme O-acetylserine sulfhydrylase (OASS). Two isoenzymes, OASS-A and OASS-B, have been identified that share similar binding sites, although...

Author(s)
Campanini, B.; Mozzarelli, A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Tryptophan biosynthesis in bacteria: drug targets and immunology.

Tryptophan is an energetically expensive amino acid to manufacture, which makes it an important point of contest between pathogenic bacteria and their hosts. Further, the mammalian innate immune response depletes the amount of tryptophan available for uptake by bacteria. This is an effective...

Author(s)
Lott, J. S.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Histidine degradation in bacteria.

The ability to degrade histidine is both broadly distributed and highly conserved within the bacterial kingdom. In many cases, the complete catabolism of histidine to glutamate, ammonia and either formate or formamide allows the use of histidine as a carbon source, nitrogen source, or both. In some ...

Author(s)
Nieuwkoop, A. J.; Bender, R. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The histidine phosphatase superfamily in pathogenic bacteria.

The histidine phosphatase superfamily is a large group of proteins whose functions are based on the phosphorylation of a histidine residue during catalysis. Apart from a few exceptions, they share a signature arginine, histidine, glycine (RHG) near the N-terminal. They are found in both eukaryotes...

Author(s)
Coker, O. O.; Palittapongarnpim, P.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647234)
Type
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